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Kensworth and its Village Shop - - 193375.jpg
Kensworth is located in Bedfordshire
 Kensworth shown within Bedfordshire
Unitary authority Central Bedfordshire
Ceremonial county Bedfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LU6
Dialling code 01582
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament South West Bedfordshire
List of places

Coordinates: 51°51′N 0°30′W / 51.85°N 0.5°W / 51.85; -0.5

Kensworth is a village and civil parish located in the Central Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England. The parish is located on the edge of Dunstable Downs, and includes the hamlets of California and Kensworth Lynch.[1]

The parish was originally located in Hertfordshire, but was transferred to Bedfordshire in 1897.[1] Today the village contains a lower school, a village hall, 2 churches, 2 shops and 1 pub. Kensworth Chalk Pit is a working quarry and is the biggest employer in the parish. The pit is owned and mined by Cemex, but has also been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Natural England.[2]

The Church of St Mary is located in the village. Kensworth Parish Council administers some local services and facilities in the parish, including a village recreation ground and a provision of allotments. The council has 9 members who are elected every 4 years.


  1. ^ a b "'Guide to Bedfordshire Parishes'". Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Kensworth Chalk Quarry citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 

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